Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Once saved always saved?
Q. I believe that salvation is a free gift, but I don't believe in once-saved-always-saved or eternal security, the idea that one cannot lose his salvation. What are your thoughts on this?
A. Eternal Life is a Free Gift.. As far as once save always saved. I don't teach this, however my thoughts about it are that if a person falls away, then it is that they never were "chosen" by Yeshua (Jesus).. John 15:16, 19.. When people "come to belief" by feelings based on bad teaching, they remain in sin because they are ignorant of what sin is. Look at 1 John 3:4-5,9and Rom. 6:1-6. I see that if someone remains "practicing" sin they have not been born again. Belief without Obedience is not True Belief. John 3:36. Remember that sin is transgression of the law (Torah) 1 John 3:4.. With that being said, even true believers that are not "practicing sin", will still fall into sin sometimes due to ignorance or weakness. This is where HIS Blood comes in to cover us. With this HE doesn't give us Salvation and then pull it back every time we fall. Not one person is able to keep the whole Law (Torah) for Salvation, it is only through Yeshua's Righteousness and HIM being the Perfect, Unblemished Lamb, that we obtain Salvation.. It has Nothing to do with our works. It is by Faith alone. The difference is, are we rebellious or willing to obey.. A Heart that is Rebelious or a Heart that is Willing to Obey. Obedience or Dis-Obedience... Maranatha, John